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Monday, May 24, 2010

Love Poetry from the Outside

Attention Attention Past Present & Future Next Objectivists & Fellow Survivors & Surveyors

We meet tomorrow, Tuesday 25 May to discuss LOVE poetry. What happens when the love lyric is approached from outside the I-self? For example, what if the love poem doesn't emerge from the self? Are even the most conventional love poems EVER directed toward the beloved? Is it kitsch to write a love poem & actually give it to the object of your desire (rather than to a potential publisher, for example)? What about poems that are in love with themselves as objects? All attendees are invited to bring examples of love poetry that speaks from the outsidereal to begin a conversation on this important & difficult topic. In the meanwhile, a short collection of possibly love poetry by Jack Spicer, a poet who knew love from & the outsidereal very well, has been added to our dropboks account. The e-mail is; the password is outsidereal.

We'll meet tomorrow as usual at 7:00 pm at the Mess Hall in Rogers Park. The Mess Hall in an independent autonomous experimental zone located at 6932 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626. A small stone's throw from the Morse Red Line Station. Exit the station on the west side & proceed in a southern direction; we're on the west side of the street.

The Next Objectivists is the world's only %100 autonomous university devoted to the study & reproduction of the poetry & poetics of the OUTSIDEREAL. Our workshops are free & open to the public. Members make the curriculum as we go along. We read, discuss & write poetry together. As time allows we publish our findings through our website: If the contemporary poetry scene leaves you unsatisfied you may already be a Next Objectivist! Join us today!


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